Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing

Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing | Add A Little

Slightly lenghthy title for the simplest side salad you’ll ever make!

After coming back from Tokyo I was seriously in need of my favourite tamanegi dressing (onion dressing, Kewpie brand btw if anyone wants to try it)!
I had to come up with a solution and the only way was to try an make it at home.

3 ingredient. Stir them up. Let the marinade. Done!

Seriously as simple as that and it tastes amazing on any salad!

Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing | Add A Little

One of my favourites is to pair it with some green beans – letting them steam until soft but still remaining a slight crunch and bright green colour, topping with lots of onion-y dressing and a good sprinkling of sesame seeds!

You better believe that I’ve been eating this pretty much every day since I got back!

Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing | Add A Little

Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing vegan, dairy free, can be gluten free
Serves 2

This dressing packs a flavour punch and although the ingredients list is short, don’t be fooled by the flavour it will bring! If you are able to somehow hunt down irizake, I recommend you buy it as it’s one of my favourite ingredients in the kitchen and I assure you you will never look back (I can’t remember the last time I used soy sauce). It’s packed with umami and  has such a well rounded flavour.
The dressing will also make more than you need but you can keep it in the fridge and put it on any side salad or even a bowl of grains!

250g green beans
1 onion, finely diced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (you can substitute with toasted sesame oil)
1-2 tbsp irizake (you can substitute with soy sauce or tamari, but be careful as this may bring a stronger flavour)
Toasted sesame seeds, black or white

Mix the salad ingredients and store in a jar in the fridge for atleast a few hours so the onion bits can marinade.

When ready to serve, steam the green beans for 3 minutes or so and once done, put into a bowl of ice water.

Drain the beans and serve on a plate, with lots of dressing and a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing | Add A Little

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2 thoughts on “Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing

  1. I love learning about authentic Japanese cuisine! It’s on my bucket list to travel to Japan… I’ve always loved their culture. The tamanegi dressing sounds fantastic… thanks for providing a brand you like! 😀

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